OIG Investigative Reports, Student Loan Fraud Results in Felony Conviction Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigation Report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2009 Warren County Prosecutor, Rachel A. Hutzel 500 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036 (513) 870-3617 http://www.co.warren.oh.us/prosecutor/ Amanda Johnson, a 25 year old Spring Valley resident, was found guilty on one count of grand theft, one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and three counts of telecommunications fraud. Sentencing has not yet been scheduled. Her coconspirator and former Warren County corrections officer, Linda Abshear, plead guilty to grand theft, forgery and telecommunications fraud in September of 2008. Johnson and Abshear were involved in an advanced scheme to obtain student loan money and use the money to purchase new cars and luxury items. In total the two were able to fraudulently obtain close to $100,000. "This is an example of people trying to take advantage of the system," Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said. "There are a lot of people out there who use student loans to educate themselves, these women were taking the money and buying luxury items," Hutzel added. "When you illegally take advantage of people in Warren County you are going to be punished." Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 02/05/2009 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Student Loan Fraud Results in Felony Conviction. Spring Valley, OH, January 13, 2009
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2009-01-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.